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Uses of Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

  • Skin regeneration: Rose geranium oil can be used in the treatment against aging, wrinkled, or dry skin. It acts as a natural astringent and promotes skin regeneration. Add 1-2 drops to your moisturizer and apply twice daily. For acne treatment, you can also add a few drops to your regular face wash twice a day.

  • Muscle cramps: After an intense workout, rose geranium oil can help relieve pain and muscle cramps. Add 5 drops of rose geranium oil to a carrier oil and massage into your sore muscles.

  • Cuts or wounds: Due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, rose geranium oil is very effective in warding off infections externally. Apply 2 drops of rose geranium oil to a carrier oil, and apply to cut or wound twice a day.

  • Athletes foot: Add 5 drops of rose geranium oil to a foot bath with warm water and sea salt. Do this twice a day to fight foot fungus.

  • Deodorant: Add 5 drops of rose geranium oil to five tablespoons of water and spray as a natural deodorant to kill body odor-causing bacteria.

  • Respiratory infections: Rose geranium oil is effective in treating the common cold, rhinosinusitis, and bronchitis. Use a few drops in a diffuser or steam inhalation twice a day or you can apply the oil to your throat or under your nose. Always dilute in a carrier oil.

  • Pain or tension: Rose geranium oil can be effective in relieving pain caused by shingles. Add 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and treat painful areas.

  • Detoxing: Rose geranium oil is a natural diuretic, which means it promotes urination. Urination removes excess bile and acids from the stomach. Rub 1-2 drops of rose geranium oil diluted in a carrier oil onto your bladder area.

  • Depression and anxiety: Rose geranium oil calms and relaxes the body and mind.Use in a diffuser or as an aromatherapy treatment by massaging in on your skin.

  • Insect repellent: Rose geranium can also be used as an ingredient in your home made insect repellent spray.

  • Dry hair or dandruff: Treat dry hair with your own homemade conditioner by mixing 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 10 drops rose geranium oil. Spray this mixture on dry hair, leave for 5 minutes and rinse.